April 28, 2010 — The Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) held their spring 2010 Convention & Exhibition this past weekend.
The convention was a celebration of Michigan’s new chiropractic scope of practice, which was recently expanded after a 30-year fight. The new scope brings the state into line with the rest of the United States and allows DCs to practice as they are educated and trained.
During the Plenary Session, MAC awarded Kent Greenawalt, chairman and founder of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) and president and CEO of Foot Levelers, their Chiropractic Advocate Award for 2010. Each year, the MAC gives this prestigious award to a nonchiropractor who demonstrates dedication and service above and beyond the call of duty to the chiropractic profession.
“Kent has made a significant impact on the chiropractic profession,” said MAC President Dr. Donald M. Reno. “His vision for a national public relations campaign touting the benefits of chiropractic care has raised awareness across the nation. In addition to his leadership at the Foundation and Foot Levelers, Kent is a committed supporter of chiropractic education, as evidenced by the numerous grants, research studies, donations, and scholarships he has awarded. He truly deserves our thanks and this prestigious award.”
Also at the Plenary Session, F4CP spokesperson Brigadier General (retired) Becky Halstead addressed the more than 700 DCs and hundreds of CAs present.
ICA President Dr. Gary Walsemann and ACA Vice President Dr. Keith Overland also addressed the Plenary Session. National health reform and the importance of supporting a national chiropractic organization were stressed.
With the aforementioned new chiropractic scope in Michigan finally a reality, convention speakers focused on such newly allowed treatment areas as extremity adjusting with Dr. Mitch Mally, physical modalities with Dr. Wendy Varish, coding for the new scope with Dr. R. James Gregg, and wellness and posture rehab with Dr. Steven Weiniger.
The next Michigan Association of Chiropractors convention will be held Oct. 1-3, 2010, in Dearborn, Mich.
Source: Michigan Association of Chiropractors, www.chiromi.com